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Bee-hind the Scenes: Beeswax Food Wraps!

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Most people are familiar with honey being a common product that beekeepers sell but we decided to try and go beyond that. Thus, we will from time to time cover our other products in this series: Bee-hind the Scenes!

I know some of you are familiar with Beeswax Food Wraps, especially if you've stopped by our stand in markets. The Food Wraps are 100% cotton fabric infused with a beeswax blend containing: beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil. They will wrap your veggies, fruits, cheeses, sandwiches and your old Tupperware that lost its lid (happens to me quite a bit!!) and not unravel in the fridge. You won't have to fight that stubborn plastic wrap roll any longer. Nick can attest to that fact, he HATES plastic wrap and was apprehensive at first to try out the wax wraps but now SWEARS by them.

To wash, you just rinse under cold water and a little soap, then hang dry. They are made to last 6 months to 1 year, depending on use. But I can tell you that our first wrap, the one seen above, we made has lasted well over a year. I especially love to wrap my cabbage heads in it. The cut side stays nice and no black mold spots. This is because unrefined beeswax and jojoba oil contains anti-microbial properties that help keep your food longer, whereas plastic bags and wraps will trap moisture in and cause your food to spoil.

This is also a 100% biodegradable product, meaning you can throw it out in your compost pile if it gets ruined or it's reached the end of it's life. If you want, you can recharge it with one of our Wax Wrap Pucks. Warm up the oven to 190-200 deg F, get out an old cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then place the fabric (or any 100% cotton fabric, if you'd like to make your own) on the paper and break up the puck into smaller pieces. Place the cookie sheet into the oven for 15-20 min for the wax to soak into the fabric. Each puck makes approximately four 8"x10" wraps.

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